*CM Directs to Take Action on Transport Companies involved in Illegal Transport of Goods*
Bengaluru, June 06 : The Chief Minister directed the officers to inspect and initiate strict action by imposing fines on Transport companies involved in misuse of the e-way bills and other illegal activities.
He was speaking in meeting, with Commercial Tax officers and reviewed the status of tax collection in the State, here today
The Chief Minister had directed the officials during the meeting held last month, to take stringent action against the issue of using duplicate e-way bill , misuse of the provided time limit for transport of goods.
Accordingly the number of road vigilance teams has been increased from 77 to 116. These teams have inspected 2.89 lakh transport vehicles and 7.46 lakh e-way bills. Out of this, 300 unlawful cases have been found and Rs.6.21 crore of tax and fine has been collected, the officers explained.
The Chief Minister directed to hold survey of dealers doing transactions worth more than Rs.40 lakh and survey of commercial complexes in big cities which collect monthly rent of more than Rs. 20 lakh.
The officers informed that Rs.4313.13 crore has been released by Central Government as GST Compensation amount from December to February in the year 2019-20. There is an increase in the collection of taxes on Petrol and diesel in the State.
Basavaraj Bommai, Minister for Home Department, P.Ravikumar, Additional Chief Secretray to CM, ISN Prasad, Additional Chief Secretray Finance, M.S.Sreekar, Commissioner, Commercial Tax Department and other senior officers were present.